Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
You will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.
Therefore settle it in your minds not to meditate beforehand how you will answer;
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders,
But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
Paul replied, "I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city; I beg you, let me speak to the people."
"Brethren and fathers, hear my defense which I now offer to you."
Let your speech always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.
2 Timothy 2:25
with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God will grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth,
But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has caused us to be born again into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,
but Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold fast to our confidence and the hope of which we boast.
Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,